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Inaugural Battery Metals Conference

October 16-17, 2018
New York, New York
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

Register by September 14, 2018 and Save $300

  • A number of related global trends are leading to a boom in demand for batteries and the metals to make them. The trends for electric vehicles and renewables with backup power storage also mean a future where the demand for batteries and for key battery metals will be enormous.

    This new conference from S&P Global Platts helps you understand the current demand trends, projections for demand over the next few years, and key issues for the growth of energy storage and energy metals. Whether you are buyer, seller, trader, or investor in metals for batteries, this event will give you critical information and insights on the state of the market now, and informed projections for the future.

  • Learn about:

  • Current and future demand for batteries and battery metals
  • Estimated supply and cost of battery metals
  • Supply chain issues and bottlenecks for critical metals including cobalt
  • Technology advances in batteries
  • Disruptive technologies and impact on demand
  • Outstanding speaker line-up

  • Hear from these industry veterans and leaders:

    • — Marcel Goldenberg, Markets and Methodology Development,
      S&P Global Platts
    • — Mark Schwartz, Managing Director, Scenario Planning,
      S&P Global Platts
    • — Roman Kramarchuk, Head of Technology Policy and Energy Analytics,
      S&P Global Platts
    • — Patrick Schaufuss, Associate Partner,
      McKinsey & Company
    • — Scott Ulnick, Managing Principal and Chairman,
      Ducker Worldwide Automotive
    • — Henrique Ribeiro, Metals Editor,
      S&P Global Platts
    • — David Deak, Chief Technology Officer,
      Lithium Americas Corp.
    • — Jerko Zuvela, Managing Director,
      Argosy Minerals
    • — Mustafa Hafeez, Director,
      Deutsche Bank Securities
    • — Anthony Milewski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
      Cobalt27 Capital Corporation
    • — Paul Casbar, Regional Sales Manager,
      Vale Americas Inc.
    • — Christopher Ecclestone, Mining Strategist,
      Hallgarten & Co.
    • — Colin Hamilton, Head of Commodities Research,
      BMO Capital Markets
    • — Lachlan Broadfoot, Chief Executive Officer,
      Behre Dolbear
    • — Donald Marleau, Sector Lead, Natural Resources,
      S&P Global Ratings
    • — Spencer Johnson, Risk Management Consultant,
      INTL FCStone
    • — Fred Penha, Account Executive,
      INTL FCStone
    • — Keith Phillips, Chief Executive Officer,
      Piedmont Lithium
    • — Howard Klein, Partner,
      RK Equity
  • Leading the charge

  • This conference grows out of a long series of business conferences organized across the world by S&P Global Platts over the past three decades, in commodities, electric power, energy finance, and metals. Among the many related conference series from S&P Global Platts:

    • — Global Power Markets Conference
    • — Financing US Power Conference
    • — Crude Oil Markets Summit global series
    • — Steel Markets Conference series
    • — The Aluminum Symposium
    • — Global Energy Awards
    • — Global Metals Awards
  • Extra credit reading

  • S&P Global Platts recently published a ground-breaking report, "Changing Lanes: A Roadmap for Transport and Future Energy Markets." It gives a detailed, high-level view of the electrification of transportation and some of the many implications for energy and mining. The report will give you a preview of the kinds of discussion that will continue at this conference. Click here to download the report

  • Follow the discussion on social media :
    • Twitter > @PlattsMetals & @PlattsPower
    • LinkedIn > Platts Metals & Platts Electric Power
    • #PlattsBMC

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Metals Conference Agenda

Below is the list of speakers for the S&P Global Platts Inaugural Battery Metals Conference in alphabetical order by company name.

Argosy Minerals, Jerko Zuvela, Managing Director

Behre Dolbear, Lachlan Broadfoot, Chief Executive Officer

BMO Capital Markets, Colin Hamilton, Head of Commodities Research

Cobalt27 Capital Corporation, Anthony Milewski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Deutsche Bank Securities, Mustafa Hafeez, Director

Ducker Worldwide, Scott Ulnick, Principal and Chairman

Hallgarten & Co., Christopher Ecclestone, Mining Strategist

INTL FCStone, Fred Penha, Account Executive

INTL FCStone, Spencer Johnson, Risk Management Consultant

Lithium Americas Corp., David Deak, Chief Technology Officer

McKinsey & Company, Patrick Schaufuss, Associate Partner

Piedmont Lithium, Keith Phillips, Chief Executive Officer

RK Equity, Howard Klein, Partner

S&P Global Platts, Roman Kramarchuk, Head of Technology Policy and Energy Analytics

S&P Global Platts, Mark Schwartz, Managing Director for Scenario Planning

S&P Global Platts, Marcel Goldenberg, Markets and Methodology Development

S&P Global Platts, Henrique Ribeiro, Metals Editor

S&P Global Ratings, Donald Marleau, Sector Lead, Natural Resources

Vale Americas Inc., Paul, Casbar, Regional Sales Manager

Pricing Details

The S&P Global Platts Inaugural Battery Metals Conference will be held on October 16-17, 2018 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, in New York, New York.

    • Registration Fee
    • Team Discount
    • Early Bird Rate
      Register by September 14 Save $300
    • Conference
    • $1,495 / delegate
    • $ 1,121.25 each / delegate
    • $1,195 / delegate
    • Government Discount Rate
    • $995 / delegate
    • $995 / delegate
    • $995 / delegate

Please refer to the Discounts section below for details and restrictions. Some discounts not available online.

The conference registration fee includes breakfasts, luncheon(s), reception(s), and refreshments as noted in the conference agenda, as well as post-conference documentation. Payment in full is required for attendance. If payment or proof of payment is not received before the start of the event, our staff will require a credit card guarantee to allow entry. All onsite registrations will be charged an additional $100. All prices are stated in USD.


Discounts or promotional offers cannot be combined and must be applied at the time of original registration (cannot be applied retroactively).

Early Bird Discount:

Register by Friday, September 14, 2018 to save $300 off the Standard Commercial registration rate. This discount is applied automatically, regardless of registration method.

Team Discount (Best Value):

Your organization may send 1 executive FREE for every 3 delegates registered at the Standard Commercial Rate. All registrations must be made at the same time to qualify. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email to receive this discount. Team discount rate not available online.

Government Discount:

Verification may be required. Verification may be required. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email to receive this discount. Government discount rate not available online.

Substitutions & Cancellations

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 4 days in advance of the conference. Cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to on or before Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in order to be refunded, less a $195 administrative charge. No refunds will be made after this date. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable. In case of conference cancellation, S&P Global Platts liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. S&P Global Platts reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice.


S&P Global Platts accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, check, and purchase order for this conference.

To pay by credit card You may register using any of the available registration methods (website, phone, and email).

If registering on the website:

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment.

To pay by wire transfer, check, or purchase order You may register by phone and email for all conferences. Registration on the website using these payment methods is available for select conferences only.

If registering on the website (where available):

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step. To pay by wire transfer or check, choose “Please invoice me”. Instructions on where and how to send payment will be included on the invoice.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment. Instructions on where and how to send payment will also be included on the invoice.

Please note that full payment must be received before the registrant may enter the conference. Wire transfer payments require at least 5 business days to post to an order. Check payments require at least 10 business days to post to an order.

Venue and Accommodation Information

The S&P Global Platts Inaugural Battery Metals Conference will be held on October 16-17, 2018 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, in New York, New York.


  • New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

    333 Adams Street

    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Main Hotel Phone: +1 718 246 7000

    Visit the hotel website


Discounted Accommodation **
Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge at a discounted group rate. Please note that these rates apply for the nights of Monday, October 15 through Tuesday, October 16, 2018 with the option to lengthen your stay up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event dates (subject to hotel availability). The discounted room rate will be available until Monday, September 24, 2018 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. All accommodation rates are stated in USD.

Room Rate
Standard Room, Single or Double Occupancy — $299 per night + tax

Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at (718) 246-7000 or via the passkey registration link. Be sure to mention you are attending the S&P Global Platts Battery Metals Conference in order to receive the discounted rate. Alternatively, you may book your room online by clicking this link.

** Please note: S&P Global Platts is not associated with any third-party reservation agents. Making any reservations through a third party may put your credit at risk of a compromise. To make your reservation, please use the hotel link or hotel phone number provided above.

Sponsored by:

Partnership through sponsorship

Are you a market leader or looking to become one?

The S&P Global Platts Battery Metals Conference connects senior-level experts, decision-makers, and solution providers from across the global metals and energy industries.

Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

— Leverage the S&P Global Platts energy and commodities information reputation
— Boost and reinforce your corporate image and brand recognition within the market
— Plan your onsite networking effectively with advance access to the attendee list
— Demonstrate your organization’s strengths and capabilities to executives empowered to make decisions
— Build and maintain lasting business relationships with key industry players
— Maximize your investment by focusing your efforts at a single location, face-to-face with an engaged audience

For more information on the full range of opportunities available and what Platts can do for your business, please contact:

Martin Falkenberg
Business Development Manager
Tel. +1 857-383-5630

Platts offers a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs and your budget.

Examples include:

Executive Sponsor

As a leading sponsor, in addition to significant branding opportunities, your company may also recommend content and speakers, and enjoy the right of first refusal for an appropriate speaking opportunity within the agenda Platts has researched and set forth.

Luncheon Host

Marking the middle of each day, a great lunch provides the perfect setting for inspiring conversation and networking. As the exclusive Luncheon Host, your company will enjoy branding at the event along with the opportunity to engage existing and prospective clients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Cocktail Reception Host

Closing the day, a networking reception for all participants provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss the day’s presentations and network prior to the evening’s plans. As the exclusive Cocktail Reception sponsor, your company will provide the audience with an enhanced networking experience while positioning itself as an industry leader in engaging existing and prospective clients.


Showcasing your products and services to a targeted group of senior executives reinforces market leadership and can help grow your business. Your exhibit will be located in the main breakout area where attendees go to network and get refreshments, which provides a focal point to engage your audience directly.

  • Additional sponsorship opportunities include:

    — Strategic Partner
    — Refreshment Break Host
    — Breakfast Sponsor
    — Lanyards and Name Badges

FAQs and Facts

Register by September 14, 2018 and Save $300

  • 3 Easy Ways to Register

    To register or for more information, please contact:

    Phone:Toll Free: 800-752-8878 / Outside the US & Canada: +1 212-904-3070

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